Running low on “go to” family summer activities? How about something new? Come down to Mainstreet Theater for a free flick on us. There are only a few more weeks until school kicks back into full gear, and we thought it would nice to help you beat the heat with our free Summer Kids’ Camp. During the summer, there is no better family escape than an air-conditioned room and a good movie, so starting this Friday you will be able to see the 80’s classic The Secret of Nimh. Kids’ Camp screenings will be running from July 19th to August 16th and the line up is stellar: Babe, Rango, Despicable Me, and my personal favorite Short Circuit.
Just want to relive your childhood with a free movie? Then feel free to come on by, because Kids Camp is open to ages 3 and up! Remember to arrive early, as tickets are only available at the lobby box office on a first come first serve basis. Plus, we don’t show advertisements on our screens, so instead of trying to guess which soda wins the race, you can check out a great family friendly preshow full of fun entertaining clips!
The Secret of Nimh - July 13th- 19th @ 11AM: Based on the award-winning children's novel, this is the animated tale of widowed mouse Mrs. Brisby, whose journey to protect her little boy takes her deep into great mysteries (many of which are evil plots perpetrated by those no-good Humans!) From dark catacombs to great victories, Brisby, friendly rat Justin and all the other fantastic characters find themselves in great danger en route to greater discoveries. Years ahead of later thinking kids movies like BABE, the animals in this film are more intelligent and believable than anything seen in family film before, their society more akin to ANIMAL FARM than DISNEYLAND. But don't think we're getting too academic...there's enough action and high adventure here to entertain a trashcan full of chihuahuas!
Babe - July 20th-26th @ 11AM: A young pig fights convention to become a sheep dog -- or, rather, sheep pig -- in this charming Australian family film, which became an unexpected international success due to superior special effects and an intelligent script. The title refers to the name bestowed on a piglet soon after his separation from his family, when he finds himself on a strange farm. Confused and sad, Babe is adopted by a friendly dog and slowly adjusts to his new home. Discovering that the fate of most pigs is the dinner table, Babe devotes himself to becoming a useful member of the farm by trying to learn how to herd sheep, despite the skepticism of the other animals and the kindly but conventional Farmer Hoggett (James Cromwell). Despite its unlikely premise and low profile, Babe's inspirational story was embraced by audiences and critics, and the movie became an international sleeper that won an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi
Rango - July 27th-August 2nd @ 11AM: Johnny Depp teams up with his PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN director Gore Verbinski to star as Rango, a pet chameleon who is taken from his safe terrarium and left in the Old West. Once there, the young lizard takes it upon himself to become the sheriff. But he soon discovers that the town don’t take too kindly to strange reptiles, especially ones who fancy themselves “good guys.” Also starring Isla Fisher, Abigail Breslin, Alfred Molina and Harry Dean Stanton.
Despicable Me 3D - August 3rd-9th @ 11AM : Gru, voiced by the always funny Steve Carell, is one of the world’s great super-villains…or at least he tries to be. These days his intricate evil plans, executed by his team of tiny yellow minions and his aging scientist partner, Dr. Nefario (Russell Brand), come up short. But now Gru has crafted his most diabolic scheme: steal the moon!
In order to do this he must steal a shrink ray from up-and-coming super-villain Vector (Jason Segel). After being pestered at his home by three orphans selling cookies he hatches a plan to adopt the girls and use their cookie-selling guise to infiltrate Vector’s base and obtain the shrink ray.
Filled with eye-popping animation and a huge dose of comedy and heart, DESPICABLE ME is a fun time for both kids and adults.
Short Circuit August 10th-16th @ 11AM: A highly intelligent A.I. U.S. military robot wanders off the base after being struck by lightning. The incident causes the machine's programming to malfunction, so he can't find his way back. The robot, issued the name NO. 5, stumbles onto the house of Stephanie (Ally Sheedy), a 20-something animal lover who first thinks the talking, walking robot is an alien, but realizes his true nature. She also figures out that the power surge has given NO. 5 life and he no longer abides by his military programming. The military want to find and destroy NO. 5. As they and the two scientists who designed him (Steve Guttenberg and Fisher Stevens) get closer, Stephanie must figure out a way to hide and save him.
Summer Kids’ Camp policy: No infants. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Reserved seating is unavailable for these showtimes. A ticket must be picked up at the box office before entering the theater. Our “No Talking” policy is still in affect, so noisy families may be asked to leave.